Workshops encouraged to combine timing belt and water pump replacements

Full timing drive system replacement is best option for both garage and customer, Dayco says

Workshops encouraged to combine timing belt and water pump replacements

There are an increasing number of vehicles with engines that now incorporate the water pump into the primary drive system, rather than as part of the auxiliary drive system, Dayco reports.

Dayco offers a range of more than 300 water pump kits that provide workshops with the opportunity to increase their profits by combining timing belt kit and water pump replacement.

“There is complete logic behind changing both the water pump and timing belt at the same time,” says Dayco UK’s national sales manager, Steve Carolan, “as it provides garages with a profit opportunity and their customers with the confidence that their vehicle has benefitted from a full and thorough repair.

“Sometimes, for the best of intentions, workshops will try to save their customers money and carry out a partial repair by replacing only the component that has failed or is specified for change in the service schedule.

“However, this policy runs the risk of their customers having to face a much larger bill for a full repair, if the component not replaced goes on to fail at a later date.

“Therefore, for the peace-of-mind of motorists, as well as the most profitable result for garages, Dayco recommends they opt for a full timing drive system replacement, rather than change just the water pump or timing belt in isolation.

Check and change

“Another important factor that should not be overlooked, is the condition of the auxiliary belt.

“As it will need to be removed to carry out the water pump/timing belt replacement, technicians have the ideal opportunity to examine, not only the belt, but the auxiliary tensioner and idlers for any wear and to replace them where necessary.

“To help technicians correctly assess the condition of the belt, they should use a Dayco aWEARness gauge, which provides them with three ways to check whether the belt needs to be replaced or is okay to be reinstalled.

“The two most relevant to a standard EPDM belt are the wear indicator bar, which highlights material loss and the profile indicator, revealing whether the belt retains its correct form.

“Both reflect the level of wear and if the belt fails either check, it must be replaced.”


Designated by the KTBWP classification, each kit includes a water pump alongside the belt, tensioner and idler combination, with 75 of these references containing the patented Dayco High Tenacity (HT) or ‘white’ belt.

This premium range provides workshops with all the components necessary to undertake a full water pump and timing drive system replacement.

However, to ensure it can provide technicians with the most effective coverage, Dayco is consistently growing its programme and recent additions to the water pump kits range include KTBWP2532 – for 2.0-litre petrol engines fitted to numerous Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Sharan and Bora varients, as well as the Caddy and Transporter LCVs and other VAG applications, KTBWP7941 – for Renault/Dacia 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol, KTBWP9940 – for the Vauxhall Insignia 2.0-litre CDTI from 2009-17 and KTBW9950 – for Ford Focus, Mondeo, Kuga, Galaxy, C/S – Max 2.0-litre TDCi and multiple PSA Blue HDi vehicles.

Three-year warranty

When fitting an HT water pump/timing belt kit, Dayco can also provide workshops and motorists with an even greater level of reassurance by extending its existing two-year warranty by a further year.

The Long Life +1 year warranty is a perfect example of how Dayco technology can provide workshops with a ‘real-world’ competitive advantage over those fitting other brands.

It also gives the motorist a level of protection that cannot often be matched, even by the franchised dealer.

The combination of guaranteed OE quality products, relevant technical expertise and product support such as the Long Life +1 year warranty, makes Dayco the first choice for discerning professionals.

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